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Christiaan Eijkman

Christiaan Eijkman was a Dutch physician and professor of physiology whose demonstration that beriberi is caused by poor diet led to the discovery of antineuritic vitamins. Together with Sir Frederick Hopkins, he received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1929 for the discovery of vitamins... Read More

Born11 August 1858
Nijkerk, Netherlands
Died5 November 1930 (aged 72)
Utrecht, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
FieldsPhysiology
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